6. December 6 Hale Byrnes House - Annual Holiday Open House. 11 - 5 p,m,
The Public is Cordially Invited to Attend. Well-behaved children always welcomed. Free. Donations encouraged. 606 (old) Stanton-Christiana Road, Newark, Delaware 19713
December 6 Hale Byrnes House The British Invasion of Delaware, August-September 1777 Gerald J. Kauffman. The Public is Cordially Invited to Attend.
Well-behaved children always welcomed. 7:30-9:30 PM
7.December 6 Tyler Arboretum Woodland Winter Wonderland Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Bundle up and join us in celebrating nature and the winter season with some simple old-fashioned fun that will get you in the true spirit of the holiday season. Have a family photo taken in our beautiful antique sleigh (perfect for your holiday card!). Enjoy creating unique crafts, including natural ornaments using materials gathered at Tyler. The kids will love our Reindeer Scavenger Hunt and visiting our discovery stations to learn what the animals, birds, and plants are doing to survive the cold. Historic Lachford Hall will be decorated for the holidays and open for tours. Then take a festive hayride through the Arboretum meadows and warm up afterwards with hot beverages and holiday cookies. A cheerful bonfire will keep you warm throughout the event. While you are here, be sure to take advantage of the annual Country Gardeners Greens Sale to get some shopping done. Rain or shine.
December 7 Tyler Arboretum The Country Gardeners Annual Greens Sale, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Enjoy a huge selection of beautiful holiday arrangements and trimmings: fresh greens, hand-made wreaths, swags, ornaments, and other natural holiday decorations. The Country Gardeners Annual Greens Sale is held at Tyler’s maintenance building and run by The Country Gardeners of Lima. No admission required for the Greens Sale.
8. December 7 Washington Crossing the Delaware "Dress Rehearsal" at Washington Crossing Historic Park Park. The Crossing ceremony begins at approximately 1 p.m. The cost to attend the dress rehearsal is $8 for adults, $4 for children age five to 11, and free for those under age five. Proceeds support future programs. The official re-enactment takes place on December 25. I have heard it from the highest authority that December 25th despite it being another prominent holiday is packed with people. The "dress rehearsal" is typically less crowded and the same things happen. The only difference is the "official" date. There is a slight possibility that weather could hamper either event, so if you have an interest check the website for possible cancellation. George Washington and troops, walking down the streets of New Hope a few years back, told me about these events. We had a chance meeting in an ice cream store the night of their rehearsal.
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9. December 13 National Wreaths Across America Day Here is a link to a list of participating international locations and find a location near you. You can follow the Escort to Arlington-online. It starts December 7, 2014 in Harrington, Maine and finishes on December 13 in Arlington National Cemetery. Locally the escort is scheduled to be at Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne at noon on December 11. Times are subject to change . Check the escort to Arlington
link for updates.
10. December 13 Army vs Navy at the M and T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland.